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Changes made in TNRD dump and recycle site fees

People gather to learn about the changes made in the recycling program earlier this year at the Clearwater Eco-Depot.
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June 13, 2019 - 5:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - Some changes have been made to the fees at TNRD Eco-Depots and Transfer stations, which may save some a tonne of money. For others, it might not be as dreamy.

Those with big appliances can unload their junk without unloading their wallet. Eco-Depots and Transfer stations throughout the region are partnering with the program Major Appliance Recycling Roundtable. This program encourages recycling of major appliances and will take fridges, freezers, water coolers,and removable air conditioning units free of charge.

Dropping off your old bed wont be such a dream, as the cost for dropping off a mattress or boxspring will increase $15 regardless of size. The increase is to cover the cost of labour associated with taking apart the mattresses to recover recyclable material.

Businesses that drop off yard waste will see a fee of $40 per tonne. This goes toward the chipping and transportation of items, which will then be reused, often made into nutrient rich soil.

Construction and renovation companies will be able to bring in their concrete and asphalt for a reduced rate of $20 per tonne. The reduced rate will only be given if the material they bring in is properly cleaned, sorted, and without wood or other waste in the mix.

For a complete list on all the items accepted and costs, click here.


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